The FINANCIAL -- Elite Nike Football athletes Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gregory
van der Wiel joined young footballers in Paris today at the final of an
explosive speed master class, BeMercurial.
As Nike said, twenty finalists, chosen from Nike Football events across Europe, gathered in a disused underground tunnel in east Paris to go head-to-head in front of their heroes in a bid to test their speed skills and earn the crown for fastest on the pitch.
Finalists were split into two teams, “Fireberry” and “Sunset” – named for the new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX colorways – and their respective team captains Ibrahimovic and van der Wiel offered insights and tips on how to improve their speed game. The young footballers also got the scoop on the Mercurial Vapor IX, a boot built for explosive speed.
“It was great to be a part of Nike’s BeMercurial event and see the talent on show on the pitch,” Ibrahimovic said. “You can be a talented footballer but you need spirit and determination to be the best. Explosive speed is an important part of any footballer’s game, and I hope everyone enjoyed the experience.”
Franscisco Fargallo from Madrid and Daniel Majdancevic from Munich were crowned BeMercurial winners and will watch Ibrahimovic and van der Wiel play at Parc des Princes next month as part of their reward.